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'Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.'


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'Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.'


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'When anger rises, think of the consequences.'


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'Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.'


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'Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.'


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'Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.'


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'The superior man understands what is right the inferior man understands what will sell.'


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'Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.'


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'They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.'


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'The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them they change and everyone looks up to them.'


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'Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.'


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'Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.'


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'Death and life have their determined appointments riches and honors depend upon heaven.'


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'If we don't know life, how can we know death?'


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'By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest.'


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'There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.'


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'Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.'


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'If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?'


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'It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.'


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'Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.'


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'Study the past, if you would divine the future.'


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'Heaven means to be one with God.'


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'It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve and bad things are very easy to get.'


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'If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.'


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'The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.'


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'Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.'


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'He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.'


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'An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.'


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'He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.'


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'He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.'


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'They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.'


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'Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.'


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'The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.'


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'Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.'


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'Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.'


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'When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it - this is knowledge.'


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'The cautious seldom err.'


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'He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.'


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'You cannot open a book without learning something.'


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'Learning without thought is labor lost thought without learning is perilous.'


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'Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.'


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'Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.'


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'Death and life have their determined appointments riches and honors depend upon heaven.'


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'If we don't know life, how can we know death?'


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'The expectations of life depend upon diligence the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.'


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'Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.'


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'It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve and bad things are very easy to get.'


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'Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?'


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'The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.'


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'If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.'


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'Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.'


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'Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.'


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'I will not be concerned at other men's not knowing meI will be concerned at my own want of ability.'


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'The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.'


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'The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.'


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'Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?'


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'The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.'


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'Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.'


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'The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest success only comes later.'


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'We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.'


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'If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.'


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'Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.'


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'Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.'


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'The object of the superior man is truth.'


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'By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest.'


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'When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.'


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'Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.'


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'They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.'


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'There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.'


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'Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.'


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'The expectations of life depend upon diligence the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.'

 

 

 

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